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Anthopology Professor Molly Zuckerman shows her anthopology class bones as part of an Osteology class on vertebrae.

The Science of Skeletons

Molly Zuckerman, an MSU associate professor of anthropology, discusses the process of bone formation during a recent human osteology class. In addition to teaching, Zuckerman uses her anthropological training to study infectious disease transmission and is a part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center-based Asylum Hill Research Consortium, which is studying ways to analyze and memorialize the remains of up to 7,000 patients of the state‚Äôs first mental institution who were buried on the campus from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s.

Photo by: Megan Bean

September 21, 2017